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The Cadillac Escalade from 2002 to 2006 represented the second generation of this luxury full-size SUV. This iteration was built on the GMT800 platform, offering substantial improvements in style and functionality. The exterior design was refined, featuring Cadillac’s distinctive angular lines, a prominent front grille, and upscale details. The Escalade’s interior received a significant upgrade with premium materials, comfortable seating, and advanced technology, making it a luxurious and spacious cabin for passengers. In terms of performance, the 2002-2006 Escalade was equipped with a robust V8 engine paired with a smooth-shifting automatic transmission. It provided ample power for highway cruising and towing capabilities. Introducing an all-wheel-drive system improved traction and handling in various road conditions. With its blend of style, comfort, and performance, the second-generation Cadillac Escalade continued to establish itself as a symbol of luxury in the SUV market, appealing to those seeking opulence and practicality in a large vehicle.

Cadillac Escalade specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 6.0L 8-Cylinder

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 quarts

Spark Plug  Gap

  • 6.0L 8-Cylinder: 0.040”

Fuel Tank

  • Capacity
    • Escalade:26.0 gal ( 98.0 L)
    • Escalade ESV: 31.0 gal (117.0 L)

Engine Coolant

  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant
  • Capacity: 16.6 qt (15.7 L)

Hydraulic Brake System

  • Type: Delco® Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid

Windshield Washer

  • Type: GM Optikleen® Washer Solvent.

Power Steering System

  • Type: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, in Canada 89021186).

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Key Lock Cylinders

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Chassis Lubrication

  • Type:  Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Front and Rear Axle

  • Type:  Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 12378261, in Canada 10953455) meeting GM Specification 9986115.

Transfer Case

  • Type: DEXRON®-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Look for “Approved for the H-Specifification” on the label.
  • Capacity : 1.5 qt (1.4 L)

Front Axle Propshaft Spline or One-Piece Propshaft Spline (Two-Wheel Drive)

  • Type: Spline Lubricant, Special Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 12345879, in Canada 10953511) or lubricant meeting requirements of GM 9985830.

Hood Hinges

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage,  Folding Seats, and Fuel Door Hinge

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Outer Tailgate  Handle Pivot  Points

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. U.S. 12345579, in Canada 992887).

Weatherstrip Squeaks

  • Type: Synthetic Grease with Teflon, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12371287, in Canada 10953437)



  • 5.3 L LM7 V8 (gasoline)
  • 6.0 L LQ9 V8 (gasoline)


  • 4-speed 4L60-E automatic (RWD)
  • 4-speed 4L65-E automatic (AWD)

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings


Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  4114K
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 880
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 194
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157AK
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: 9005
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: HID-D1R

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157K
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157KX
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb:LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 194
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157AK
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 194
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157KX
  • Tail Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157KX

Interior Lights

  • Ash Tray Light Bulb: 74
  • Courtesy Light Bulb: 168
  • Dome Light Bulb: 211-2
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 194
  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 578
  • Map Light Bulb: 578
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 7065